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Golden Quest Discovery Trail

Phone: 0408 511 969
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This terrific 965km adventure drive trail through WA’s Goldfields and runs from Coolgardie in the south to Laverton in the north, passing twenty five sites worth taking the time to discover. You will visit Menzies, Leonora, Kookynie and the KCGM Super Pit in the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder.
For those who enjoy self-drive adventure the fabulous trail is an ideal break for all ages. This 965km adventure drive is a popular tourist, camping and caravanning attraction in one of the world’s most famous gold-producing regions.
Trail Features
The Golden Quest Discovery Trail is a community based project that is designed to provide visitors with a unique and informative experience. The trail consists of directional signage, informative interpretative panels at the 25 sites, visitor infrastructure such as picnic tables, toilets etc and a comprehensive guidebook. The guidebook is the “key” to the trail and it is recommended to purchase this prior to embarking on your tour. The website and Golden Quest Discovery Trail Guide Book can help people plan their itineraries.
Trail Attractions
Travellers will get the opportunity to trace the steps of some of Australia’s greatest explorers. See the once famous Poseidon nickel mine at Mt Windarra, numerous ghost towns and outback pubs, such as the Grand Hotel, Kookynie or visit the historic precinct of Gwalia near Leonora and the house commissioned by 31st United States President Herbert Hoover.
Spend time in the extraordinary atmosphere at Lake Ballard near Menzies where renowned sculptor Antony Gormley has placed 51 sculptures in a remote salt lake setting.
Further Information
Guidebook enquiries and further information Kalgoorlie on 1800 004 653, Coolgardie on 9026 6090, Laverton on 9031 1361, Leonora on 9037 7016 or Menzies Shire on 9024 2041 or visit